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Mattson earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors
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Updated: Monday 05/15/2014 11:56:03 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota junior defenseman Nick Mattson has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Mattson is an entrepreneurship major with a 3.97 cumulative grade-point average. In April, he received the NCAA Elite 89 Award for men’s ice hockey for having the highest grade-point average among NCAA Frozen Four participants. He was also named to the academic all-conference team by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), the second straight year he has earned academic all-conference honors.

The Chanhassen, Minn., native has been named to the Dean’s List in each of his first five semesters at UND.

A 2010 draft pick of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, Mattson appeared in 40 games in 2013-14 and ranked fifth among NCHC defensemen with a career-high 23 points. He also led UND’s defensemen with  a career-high 19 assists.

The academic all-district at-large teams honor student-athletes in the sports of women’s bowling, women’s crew, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s rifle, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo, and men’s wrestling.

Mattson and the rest of the Academic all-district honorees now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced the first week of June.

Academic All-District 6 Team:        
Sport Name School GPA Major  
Swimming Nick Caldwell Wisconsin 4.00 Chemistry  
Tennis Alen Salibasic Drake 4.00 International Business  
Swimming Phil Albu South Dakota State 3.96 Computer Science  
Tennis Malte Stropp Mississippi State 3.97 Business Administration  
Hockey Nick Mattson North Dakota 3.97 Entrepreneurship  
Hockey Nic Dowd St. Cloud State 3.61 Bio-Medicine  
Swimming  Jack Snow Missouri State 3.96 Biology  
Wrestling Jordan Gagliano Missouri 3.90 Business Administration  
Golf Forrest Gamble Mississippi 4.00 Mathematics  
Tennis Johan Backstrom Mississippi 3.90 Managerial Finance, Accounting
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